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​Quarles & Brady Announces Practice Group Leadership Changes, New Section Chair Roles

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced two newly created section chair roles, as well as new leaders for several practice groups, as the firm begins its new fiscal year. All of the new appointees practice out of the firm's Milwaukee office.

Jeff Peelen and Daniel G. Radler have assumed the newly created positions of section chair. In this role, they will serve as an extension of the managing partner, working directly with national practice group chairs and industry team leaders to help strengthen planning, execution, and operational practices of these strategic areas of the firm.

Jeff Peelen is a member of the firm's Public Finance Practice Group. In his public finance practice, he represents multiple regional and national underwriters in tax-exempt debt and revenue financings across the country. His governmental affairs and political law compliance program has a national reputation, serving multiple Fortune 50 clients and other corporations who regularly interact with state and federal officials.

Daniel G. Radler is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group, and advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property. He has particular practice strength in patent procurement, patent re-examinations, infringement and validity opinions, and licensing in a variety of disciplines, including materials handling equipment, heavy machinery, manufacturing and molding processes, fluid dynamics, and general mechanical and electro-mechanical devices.

In addition, three partners were named as national chairs of several high-profile practice groups.

Jack M. Cook has been named the national chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He focuses his practice on assisting businesses with a broad range of intellectual property issues, with an emphasis on patent prosecution, IP licensing, and IP litigation, and data security. He works with large national and international corporations, research institutions, and other IP owners to build IP strategies that align with business objectives.

Elizabeth A. Orelup has been named the national chair of the Business Law Practice Group. She represents lenders, borrowers, buyers, sellers, and other parties in commercial lending and leasing transactions, other commercial transactions, and distressed credit matters and bankruptcy. Orelup has comprehensive experience in representing private equity and strategic buyers in acquisition financing transactions and a variety of other commercial loan transactions. She also serves as chair of the firm's Legal Opinions Committee.

Rebecca A. Speckhard has been named the national chair of the Public Finance Practice Group. She dedicates her practice to municipal and governmental finance, and serves as bond counsel to municipal and governmental issuers throughout Wisconsin, with particular experience in general obligation financings, public utility revenue bond financings, community development authority and redevelopment authority financings, and related tax incremental financing and development matters.

"Quarles & Brady is delighted that Jeff, Dan, Jack, Liz, and Rebecca have accepted these leadership positions," said Fredrick G. Lautz, firm managing partner. "We are confident that they will continue to strongly lead these groups, and work together to continue providing the client focus for which the firm is known."